DIY Tutorial: Wet-on-Wet Watercolor Technique

Watch this DIY tutorial to learn the wet-on-wet watercolor technique and how to create salt effects.

The tutorial was created by Morgan Lockard, the adult/teen services librarian at our Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch. If you have any questions about the tutorial, please email her at

Materials Needed
  • Paper (the thicker the better)
  • Paintbrush
  • Masking/painter’s tape (optional)
  • Salt
  • One cup
  • Water
  • Watercolor Paint

Try this if you don’t have any watercolor paint at home: Easy Homemade Watercolors

Video Tutorial

Additional Tutorials

View our other watercolor tutorials below.

This tutorial focuses on the ink & wash method of watercolor painting.

This tutorial focuses on watercolor sketching and shading.


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